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support and wisdom of identifying a great leader of china sf and darlene chu, carrying the torch for the board of directors. there are a number of you assembled here and you have done an extraordinary job to demonstrate our commitment not just rhetorically but substantively in terms of engaging in defiance -- advancing our collective efforts to focus on trade and exports. to the entire team that have been at the helm for decades now, here in san francisco supporting our efforts to reach out to china on behalf of them, dianne feinstein who established our sister city our protocol chief, i am honored to be here. a 12 take a brief moment to say a few things on behalf of the state of california. like san francisco, california has always been a state of dreamers, and doors, and entrepreneurs. a state head -- that has prided itself of being on the leading and cutting edge of new ideas. we're one of the most diversity's, san francisco is the largest per-capita chinese population of many in the united states in the most diverse state in the world's most averse democracy. the delegation w
with our friends in china. thank you and welcome back to the old gold mountain. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mr. mayor. i would like to welcome our consul general of the people's republic of china. [applause] good morning, everyone. for the sake of my fellow countrymen from china i will speak in chinese. he will have to -- you will have the translation. [speaking foreign language] [speaking foreign language] [applause] >> thank you. i would like to invite our hon. japanese and -- hon. gavin newsom up to the podium. >> thank you, darlene and vice minister. an honor to see you again. we had the opportunity yesterday in sacramento to visit. thank you for your stewardship and strong support of our efforts here not only in san francisco, but across the state. and to mayor lee, thank you for example, your leadership, your stewardship, and her strong support and wisdom of identifying a great leader of china sf and darlene chu, carrying the torch for the board of directors. there are a number of you assembled here and you have done an extraordinary job to demonstrate our commitment no
, but also the china investment and promotion agencies and to the many companies are here in attendance, you represent that cross-section of companies from diverse backgrounds and discipline throughout the bay area. i want to welcome you here to this great seminar to wish you a great conversation and an intelligent one, and one that hopefully will discuss the many more ways that we can not only do business, but to work together to solve the world's problems. this is what happens here in san francisco. we cannot just talk about the problems. we will try to discover ways to solve them. this is, i think, the essence of why this ministry is here today. i want to also congratulate and thank the state of california for its investment in the bay area and in our city and to know that we want to and we wish to help lead this conversation and these discoveries with our friends in china. thank you and welcome back to the old gold mountain. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mr. mayor. i would like to welcome our consul general of the people's republic of china. [applause] good morning, everyone. for t
asia encompasses three subregions: japan; north and south korea; and china, mongolia and taiwan. the late 1900s saw the reemergence of east asia as a world political, economic and cultural force. nearly 1.3 billion people reside in the region's largest country, china. the province of guangdong is on china's southern coast. this area has sustained extraordinary growth in recent decades, thriving as a base of manufacture for a global economy. advancements in communication and transportation facilitate globalization. containerized shipping is a cost-effective means of transporting a variety of goods. guangdong's relative location to hong kong's ports and financial infrastructure is key to determining its position at the epicenter of chinese economic development. through guangdong, we see the forces of globalization at work in the pearl river delta and beyond. many observers argue the costs and benefits, but few dispute that globalization is the most profound reorganization of the world since the industrial revolution. the driving force of globalization is economic, and at the core
for conditional use authorization to allow construction of china town stations above grade building as the head house on stockton street at the southwest corner of washington street. specifically the conditional use authorizations being sought are to allow a public use in a building with frontages greater than 50 feet within the china town commercial district and china town transit fgd. the entitlement of china town transit station is an essential implementation component of the city's larger subway project. the next step in progressing in the china town transit station is conditional use authorization before you today. the site has already been identified and approved as the location for the station by the fmta board of directors and board of supervisors. there are certain milestones of the fmta must meet to secure federal funding, one of which is full entitlement of the head house building. we are requesting commission approve head house as proposed. design has been reviewed and approve bid the arts commission and has been review bid the department's preservation staff for compatibility with
years who over the last 15 years have embedded themselves in the fabric a china's transportation infrastructure, saying if you want this to international standards, here is the way you can do it. there is a whole list of other people. i would distribute to other brief mentions of the carrot or is that was describing. one was a very cd seeming sales man of business jets. now maybe business that sells better like this as a category, but this guy seemed as if he would've been sidney green streets with a plate and if it were some movie of the humphrey bogart era. this is that the hong kong air show a year and a half ago where he was selling business jets to ambitious chinese millionaires, mainly from southern china. at the time, there was no place they could fly them because the airspace in china was tightly controlled. at the time, and he didn't know what they would do with them, but they thought it would be worth having in their own neighborhood airports as a sign of their mad at the same spirit as these transactions conducted in cash with a great big walker full of money. there ar
's population lives in china alone, and 45% of chinese live in the chang jiang, or yangtze, river basin. the snaking river is sometimes compared to a great dragon, in the chang jiang, the powerfulional symbol.in. at its head is china's largest , shanghai. here, we ere its historical geography as a strategic natural port sometimes occupied by colonial rulers. more recently, market reforms and foreign investment helped create a global business center here. now, rapid economic growth has re-shaped the city'surb. shanghai-- world mega-city... homeo 17 million people, and by some counts, e most denselyopulated ace on ear. it's now the economic capital of china and point of contact for much foreign trade. shanghai is a center of research, development and higher education. most new chinese cars are now made here. migrants from the interior flock to make new lives here. but the surge in growth is relatively recent. until 1991, shanghai was stymied. why was it held back, and how did it boom? some of the answers may be found in china's historical geography, which colors its outlook toward foreign
investing prescott privas in china, not okay. president obama's stimulus plan reportedly sending u.s. tax dollars to china is okay? is this another case of hypocrisy. we report. you decide. >> he's been talking tough on china. he says he's going to take the fight to them. he's going to go after these cheaters. i've got to admit, that message is the better -- is better than what he's actually done about thing. it sounds better than talking about all the years he spent profiting from companies that sent our jobs to china. >> david: president obama attacking governor romney over private investments in china, but what about sending taxpayers' dough, your money to china under his watch, like the $1.8 million stimulus money spent on this federal building that reportedly used solar panels from china, or more money from the stimulus that reportedly purchased wind turbines from china. mike, you say the definition of high accuracy. how so? >> president obama is being a huge hypocrite. he's taking taxpayer money, throwing it over to china, and criticizing romney for using private capital and investi
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." communist party officials in china have answered questions that have been swirling for weeks by making two key announcements. they've set a date for when their transition of power will begin. it's november 8th. and they've also decided on their punishment for a once-rising political star. they stripped bo xilai of his party membership. his case exposed the darker side of china's power structure. the state-run xinhua news agency is reporting the communist party will transfer bo's case to judicial authorities. he's accused of taking large bribes and abusing his power. bo was the highest ranking communist party official of the inland city of chongqing. he was expected to join the party's top brass this year, but a series of incidents led to his downfall. his former aid etemporarily pled to the u.s. consulate in february. officials cited bo for violating party discipline. they suspended him from the post he held in the political bureau. then in july, police charged bo's wife and her aide with murdering british businessman neil haywood. a chinese
in the program, angry protesters in china call for a declaration of war in japan in the biggest flare-up of anti-tokyo sentiment in a decade. nato short -- sharpens after the sharp rise in attacks by afghan colleagues. is it the failure of nato policy? it is midday in london, 7:00 in beijing in the evening, 1:00 in the afternoon in france, where a french court has ordered the magazine to hand over topless photos of the duchess of cambridge. the magazine, of course, had already published the photos. the publication was told to cease immediately in publishing the images. hugh, from paris. round one to the duke and duchess of cambridge? >> definitely and predictably. this civil court has found in favor of the royal couple and issued an emergency injunction banning the magazine from any further publication of these intimate photographs. the case was argued yesterday in court, putting their points of view of, saying that the judges filed their decision and it is as, one of the predicted, in favor of the royal couple, meaning that the magazine cannot republish the photographs and they must withdraw th
to the cambridge forum discussing deng xiaoping and the transformation of china with harvard's ezra vogel. i am michael sony professor of chinese history at harvard and i will serve as the moderator for the forum. it's a great pleasure to introduce ezra vogel. he's the henry ford ii professor of the science emeritus at harvard, expert on both japan and china. he's visited asia every year since 1958. over his career, professor ezra vogel has offered that for offered back many articles of both academic and popular journals. the japanese edition of his 1979 book japan as number one. lessons for america is still the all-time best seller of nonfiction by a western author. in 1987, he began studying the transformation of china, spending eight months of the invitation of the provincial government exploring the economic and social progress of the province since it took the lead in pioneering the economic reform in 1978. the result was his book one step ahead in china under reform which appeared in 1989. professor vogel retired from teaching. i arrived in 2007, and i am truly grateful for the mentoring
population. a crisis in china that needs to be tackled now. it poses is significant threat to ages powerhouse economy. >> it has seemed unstoppable. that may be about to change. a soaring number of elderly and the costs that it will bring. >> welcome to gmt. also in the program, india's coalition government scrambles to support as it faces a backlash over economic reforms. protesters taking the streets of new delhi. a london spy killed after being poisoned by a radioactive cup of tea. 7:00 in the morning in washington and 7:00 in the evening in beijing where officials are seeking ways to deal with an aging population crisis. the communist party is preparing to install a new generation of leaders to run the country for the next decade. they are coping with one of the fastest aging populations in the world. the number of people over the age of 60 in china is going to double. this special report in central china, where it has one of the largest aging populations in the country. >> his story is in china's story. he has lived through hardship and famine. his parents died of starvation. he is now 7
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." representatives of japan and china are trying to highlight the harmony and friendship between the two nations despite the divisions that exist. the countries are at odds over territory in the east china sea and as leaders trade bashes over the dispute, people from both sides are meeting to focus on the benefits of the ties. delegates include representatives of japanese associations promoting friendship with china and japan business federation and japanese lawmakers and met thursday with the chairman of the chinese people's political consultative conference. he is a member of the communist party's bureau and holds the fourth most p >> translator: we welcome you, our friends from japan. >> the chairman of the association of the promotion of international trade of japan responded. yohei kono said islands. china also claims the territory. the chairman of the association of the promotional of international trade responded he said the country ares an important part for asia and the rest of the world. they will attend a dinner party hosted by the ch
lawmakers. japan nationalize the islands two weeks ago. china and taiwan claimed the territory. that has put relations in an unprecedented situation. one of the japanese delegates says tension in the room was extremely high. the former speaker of japan's lower house says japan should take measures to correct the current circumstances. >> translator: what is needed most is leaders of both nation talk in a diligent and calm manner. >> he said he stressed the importance of getting business between the countries back to normal as soon as possible. >>> a man who helped shape a u.s. foreign policy are asking both sides to take a step back. he was a senior advisor to george w. bush. we sat down to get his views on the situation. >> reporter: former deputy secretary richard is an expert on security issues in the asia pacific and the japan-u.s. allian. his art is to bring calm to the situation. >> i think japan should do what japan can do to cool tempers, to explain to our public what's at stake here. i realize this is a difficult time for japan because of what will be impending elections but it's al
of islands. welcome to nhk world "newsline." japan and china are divided by a body of water, and these days they're divided over islands in the east china sea. japan controls the senkakus, china and taiwan claim them. the japanese and chinese vice foreign ministers have met to find a breakthrough, but they could not narrow their differences. japanese vice foreign minister chikao kawai and his chinese counterpart zhang zhijun met for four hours at the foreign ministry in beijing. kawai explained the background and consequence of japan's purchase of the islands. >> translator: we have exchanged our views on the situation frankly. we managed to agree that the two countries should continue talks to resolve their differences. >> the chinese foreign ministry released that said the purchase of the islands hurt the 1.3 billion chinese. a spokesperson quoted him directly. >> translator: japan should reflect deeply on its actions and correct past mistakes. then it should get bilateral ties back on the right track as soon as possible. >> japanese chief cabinet secretary osama fujimura said government
. and henry clinton is in china. china warns to stay out of its business. and an accusation of an archaeological cover-up at the place where julius caesar won an epic battle. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. with nine weeks left until the election, every week is a crucial one for the u.s. campaign. tonight, the democratic party -- party begins a charm offensive. mark marquel begins our coverage from charlotte, north carolina. ♪ the democrats are partying at their convention opened, but not too hard. a lot of voters feel let down by the economy and let down by the -- by obama. others are arguing it would be far worse without him, telling audiences in swing states that it would have been a disaster. >> and my opponent had the chance to offer his secret sauce. he did not offer a single new idea. it was just the retread of the same old pots -- policy that has been sticking it to the middle class for years. >> in charlotte, they are determined to sign up every last roeder. polls have every indication that obama will win, but it is pretty much
. >> kaori, russia seems to be placing special emphasis on its far east which borders china's northeast. as you reported earlier, russia has spent around $21 billion in infrastructure projects there over the past five years. >> reporter: that's right. businesspeople are closely watching what russia will do next. one-third of the people, the companies, attending the forum were chinese. i asked several chinese attendees what they think about the economic relation with russia. >> so coming here as a chinese businessman, you know, to learn more and also to find opportunities to work together. and i think that's, you know, china has a lot to offer for russia and so does russia. >> russia, we are a close country. the far east is -- it has a big potential. >> chinese business leaders are expecting that russia's development in its far eastern borderlands will benefit their activities. what about china's government? >> reporter: hu jintao wants to strengthen economic relations with russia. china's economy is slowing down due to europe's credit crisis. russia's far east has great potential, both
>> live from berlin, this is the "journal" on dw. demands from beijing -- china calls on europe to lift its arms embargo and to treat the world's second-largest economy as a market economy. >> a nationwide strike in india to protest against forms of the retail sector which would allow in foreign supermarket chains. >> fresh restrictions ahead of belarus' parliamentary elections. belarus ones -- berlin warrants belarus not to send negative s ignals. they are clear signs china is more comfortable than ever flexing economic and political muscle. >> at the european union-china summit in brussels, the chinese premier laid out two demands. he wants to -- he wants the european union to lift its embargo on trade. >> he says he wants them to look at the country as an economic equal, saying it is time for them to recognize china as a fully fledged market economy. >> they were all smiles, and indeed, the first part of the speech to the participants was cordial. but then came the criticism. >> i must be very frank in saying this -- we have been working hard on lifting the arms embargo and r
island two weeks ago. china and taiwan claimed the territory in the east china sea. >> the island are inherently chinese territory. japan stole them in 195 near --. >> japan's purchase of the island violates chinese sovereignty. he says the move challenges the international order of the post-world war ii period and u.n. charter. he urged the japanese to correct their mistakes and solve the matter through dialogue. the senior spokesperson for the japanese government contradicted the arguments. >> china's claim is groundless. we will make objections when the opportunity arises. >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has again urged her chinese counterparts to try to calm the walters. clinton met with foreign minister in new york. state department officials say she repeated her view that cool heads should prevail. clinton reportedly said, china and japan have the resources, restraint and ability to reduce tensions. the officials did not say how he responded. chin eaese leaders have complai about washington's stance that they're covered by the security treaty. >> a man who helped
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in tokyo. people across china are raising banners and their voices against japan. the demonstrators have been protesting against the japanese government's purchase of the senkaku islands in the east china sea. messages online are calling for rallies in 58 cities on tuesday. they'll mark the anniversary of the incident in 1931 that led to japan's invasion of manchuria. around 200 people gathered monday in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. it was the seventh straight day of protests there. rallies took place in dozens of chinese cities over the weekend. some turned violent. police in beijing posted a statement online saying that destroying property is not patriotic. they called on protesters to observe law and order. police detained suspects accused of attacking a japanese-affiliated supermarket and destroying japanese vehicles. a spokesperson called on protesters to exercise restraint. but he stopped short of telling them to end their demonstrations. the japanese embassy is warning japanese nationals in china to be cautious. all japanese schools in mainland china plan to close on
in china are marching, shouting, and showing they don't plan on give ug up. they held rallies against japan in more than 100 cities across the country. chinese are angry the japanese government nationalized zis puted territory in the east china sea. japan controls t s ths the senk islands. china and taiwan also claim them. roughly 2,000 demonstrators in the northeastern city of shenyang gathered in front of the japanese consulate general. some of them threw stones and plastic bottles at the building, shattering a number of windows. the demonstrators also tossed bottles at a nearby japanese restaurant. more than 5,000 people joined the protest in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. the crowd channelled the disputed island should be returned to china. some protesters threw plastic bottles and eggs into the compound. several thousand police officers are protecting the agency. that's the largest number since the protests began last week. more than 10,000 people have been demonstrating near the japanese koconsulate general in shanghai. police are assigned to ask for groups of about 100 pro
a special greeting to china's president hu jintao by meeting with him first. hu is the first leader putin met in vladivostok, their countries share a border 4,000 kilometers. earlier, i spoke with nhk world's kaori nagao who is in vladivostok covering the apec meetings. >> reporter: the leaders covered a wide range of matters from economics to international relations. >> reporter: at the top the agenda was economic relations. they agreed not only to increase mutual trade and investment, but also to enhance the cooperation in areas such as energy and high-tech development. after the meeting, president putin made a keynote speech at apec's business forum. the three-day business forum is being held alongside apec sessions. businesspeople from 500 leading pacific rim companies attended friday's meeting. >> kaori, russia seems to be placing special emphasis on its far east, which borders china's northeast. as you reported earlier, russia has spent around $21 billion in infrastructure projects there over the past five years. >> reporter: that's right. businesspeople are closely watching what ru
noda did not give countries but spoke at a time of heightened tensions with china and south korea. >> translator: the attempts to use unilateral threats to achieve selfish ends do not accord with the fundamental spirit of the united nations charter. that is unacceptable and goes against the wisdom of humanity. >> he said it's the responsibility of nations to protect their territory. he said that japan will fulfill that responsibility. but he stressed that japan will uphold the principles shared by the international community under all circumstances. he also criticized south korea for rejecting a proposal to bring the dispute to the international court of justice. he said countries should pay more attention to the function of the international court. noda said japanese officials would respond calmly but his comments brought hill calm in some corners. now more from new york. what were the major points that the prime minister wanted to make in his speech? >> japanese officials were at first reluctant to raise the problems with south korea and china at the general assembly. the forum
lists extraordinary progress during his time in office. while the world war is about china's slowdown, the premier extols the virtues of policies which transformed a nation. welcome to "gmt." i'm david eades. coming up of the program -- pakistan's intelligence agency brands the u.s. as the worst enemy, according to the doctor that guided america's military to osama bin laden. never carry a murray -- andy murray wins his first grand slam final and the first by a british men's tennis player in 76 years. it is midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in the morning in washington, 7:00 in the evening in beijing where premier wen jiabao has been outlining the scale of china's transformation since he came to power. what a change of leadership looming amid signs of a slowdown in china's own economy, the premier extolled the massive strides forward, and through the years of global economic crisis he said this is do it to his government policies that they managed to avoid businesses failing, workers from becoming unemployed and farmers from returning from their bulges. the growth, which as fallen from
jobs for the american people." mitt romney? tough on china? romney's companies were called pioneers in shipping us manufacturing jobs overseas. he invested in firms that specialized in relocating jobs to low wage countries like china. even today part of romney's fortune is invested in china. romney's never stood up to china. all he's done is send them our jobs. i'm barack obamna and i approve this message. [ male announcer ] this is america's manufacturing when president obama took office. this is china's. under o obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs d for the first time china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> the company is making progress toward addressing concerns of the lgbt community. chick-fil-a has amended -- will amend i
. thank you, mayor ed lee. also the ministry of the commerce of china, supported by the governor's office. thank you so much. the lieutenant governor is here of course. i would like to mention that we do have some honorable mentions in here. first of all, my boss, hon. ed lee. mayor of san francisco. i would like to add our first chinese mayor in san francisco. the vice minister of the ministry of commerce from beijing. [applause] welcome. next to my former boss, the hon. gavin newsom, lieutenant governor of california. the hon. counsel general of the people's republic of china. [applause] the minister of the embassy of the people's republic of china and the united states, based in washington, d.c.. and charlotte schultz, mr. mike rossi, senior adviser on jobs for governor brown. also officials from the delegation. the director-general of the department of foreign investment and administration. mr. wong shi. and mr. -- the commercial counselor of the department of corporation. and the director-general of the investment promotion agency of the ministry of commerce in china. we have more. t
asian leaders to work together towards calm in the south china sea. she want them to resolve territorial disputes with china without intimidation or the use of force. clinton is on a tour of southeast asia and china ahead of the asia-pacific economic corporation forum this week in russia. she met with indonesian foreign minister in jakarta. clinton says it's in the u.s. national interest to keep peace in the south china sea. >> we encourage asean and china to make meaningful progress towards finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements. >> asean members met in july, but disagreements over cambodia, vietnam and philippines unsettled the talks. members couldn't agree on a joint statement. >>> japan/china relations are strained over territorial claims to the senkaku island in the east china sea. but a troop of chinese dancer is setting aside fraction to mark the diplomatic ties. they visited northeastern japan to perform a popular chinese dance. the troop is from the sister city. members dance
spreads to pakistan where crowds tried to storm the american embassy. china is aging fast. could these pensioners be the stumbling block to the country's economic growth? >> this looming population crisis, the costs that might bring might be what will way the chinese economy down. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. a british judge has opened an inquest to discover whether moscow ordered the killing of the former russian spy who died in a london hospital six years ago from a massive dose of radioactive polonium. just before he got sick he had tea with two other russians in a london cafe. now, the court like to know why he was killed. >> alexander litvinenko was poisoned by radiation. he was a fierce critic of the kremlin. where they behind his death? a lawyer for his widow said it was vital to establish whether this was a targeted assassination by agents of a foreign state. this would be an active state- sponsored nuclear terrorism on the streets of london. do you believe that the russian state was behind the murder? >> . now, i believe it. they say
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>> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. from china and japan to europe, fresh signs of slowing economies raise new worries about global growth. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. the american government borrows billions from china, is it a threat or smart business? we continue our focus on the national debt. >> tom: and on capitol hill, new questions about the role of high frequency trading and u.s. markets. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: there was more evidence today of the struggling global economy. stocks around the globe sank on weak japanese trade figures, as well as a drop in chinese manufacturing activity for the eleventh straight month. the news here wasn't better. the conference board's index of leading economic indicators edged down a 0.1% in august, suggesting growth will stay sluggish in the second half. so, it's no surprise that the international monetary fund announced today it plans to cut its global growth forecast by a few decimal points when it releases its report next month. the i.m.f.'s currently forecast calls for growth of 3.5% th
. he visited china and south korea during his tenure and tried to improve relations. abe's grandfather nobusuke kishi led japan in the late 1950s. into 1960. his father shintaro abe served as a foreign minister. abe promised to use his experience to revise the constitution and to reform education. so abe has a lot of political know-how and a profile. shery ahn spoke earlier with our senior commentator to find out what his return as ldp leader means for voters. >> quite a turn of events. does this mean abe could once again be prime minister. >> well that's possible, i think. liberal democrats ruled japan for most of the time since world war ii. voters got tired and fed up. then they kicked the ldp out of power three years ago. the democrats took over. but then the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster last year set the government back. the latest polls suggest that many japanese feel that the democrats have shown little leadership and that the ldp will win the most seats in the lower house in the next general election. so the new party leader, abe, could well become japan's next prim
. that was nhk world reporting. the film is headed for turkey, china and south korea next. students in the countries are now working on translations. >>> people in japan's north east are focused on overcoming the challenges of the 2011 disaster. but it went be easy. they have to rebuild homes, businesses, entire communities. we'll show you their struggles and their successes, on "the road ahead" every wednesday, 1:00 p.m. japan time. here on "newsline." >> president barack obama says the u.s. is now safer and stronger. he honored the victims of september 11th during a speech on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. ♪ obama took part in a memorial service at the pentagon. hijackers flew a plane into the u.s. military headquarters in 2011 and left 184 people dead. the president delivered his speech after observing a moment of silence. >> the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate, or division. it will be a safer world, a stronger nation, and a people more united than ever before. >> obama emfa sized the success of his anti-terrorism measures. his administration is credit
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